Duncan Jones, Myriad Studios - From dolphin trainer to world-leading VFX studio head
Episode description (25 mins)
So how do you get a foot in the door of the Gold Coast film industry, and maybe end up the CEO of a world-renowned visual effects (VFX) studio with Disney, Warners Bros. and Netflix as clients? For Duncan Jones, who founded Gold Coast's Myriad Studios, you start off training dolphins at Sea World! Our newest podcast uncovers the story of his spectacular career ascent, bringing him to the present day where he spends each day doing 'cool things in cool places' (with very cool people). You'll also hear why our abundant local talent (a 9000-strong film and TV industry workforce) and having their 'thumbs on the pulse of technology' keeps international studios coming back to Myriad and the Gold Coast.
Duncan is the founder and CEO of Myriad Studios, a visual effects (VFX) support company specialising in pre-visualisation, digital capture, animation and virtual reality specifically for the film, television and gaming Industries. Based at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast Australia, Myriad’s customers include Disney, Warner Bros. and Netflix. His film experience extends for more than 20 years working across Australia and the Pacific not only in VFX, but also sourcing locations for some of the biggest films to come to Australia including Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok and Love and Monsters. His unique position in the industry has exposed him to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes, unique and unusual places, fascinating and famous people, and some of the most technically advanced film-making tools available.